What is Commercial Law?

You might be wondering what commercial law is all about. Commercial Law is a broad term for a range of legal services designed to support businesses in making money from their products and services.

For example, Intellectual Property (IP) rights are crucial for creative industries and manufacturers to profit from innovation, sales on a domestic and international basis need contracts, and agency or distribution agreements can be made to sell the good or services more widely.

Commercial law offers a wide range of opportunities to work on because it reviews the specific areas in which people trade. For instance, commercial lawyers can provide tax advice and sound contract law advice as well. So, there will always be a demand for legal professionals who want to specialise in commercial law.

We provide specialized contract advisory, drafting, negotiation and management including:

  • verifying that you know what the contract does
  • drawing attention to tricks of the trade that can catch you out
  • informing you of the legal effect of the contract, which may be different to what you believe or have been told
  • advising on what is missing from the contract
  • checking terms of payment and inhibitors


Fewer clauses mean less complexity.

Fewer schedules in contracts mean less complexity.

Fewer terms mean less complexity.

Complexity costs everyone time.

Select the option that meets your requirements:

You need a contract that:

You have received a

contract to sign and:

You have a contract which:

  • contains easy to follow language and sets you up for negotiations
  • you are pretty confident about most of it, but remain uncertain about some parts
  • comes back with so many change requests
  • will be based on a template contract but need it checked to make sure it is up to scratch
  • the clauses do not say what you thought they would say
  • loses you business because the contract is too complicated
  • mirrors how your business operates
  • you have been asked a question that you can’t answer
  • wastes money with queries, training and delay, & gets in the way of closing new business
  • will protect your business if something goes wrong
  • you have received a revision to the contract are unsure how to handle it
  • need to include new products or service offerings
  • will not scare off your counterpart when you negotiate
  • you can’t see a way to get out of the contract if things go wrong
  • means one thing to you and your counterpart thinks it means something else
  • avoid unnecessary complexity and jargon
  • it is written in a way that you might get trapped, but can’t see exactly how
  • the time it takes to prepare contracts causes real distraction from business